embarcation

[ em-bahr-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən /
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noun

Related formsre·em·bar·ca·tion, noun

Definition for embarcation (2 of 2)

embarkation

or em·bar·ca·tion

[ em-bahr-key-shuh n ]
/ ˌɛm bɑrˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act, process, or an instance of embarking.

Origin of embarkation

1635–45; < French embarcation < Spanish embarcación. See embark, -ation
Related formsnon·em·bar·ka·tion, nounre·em·bar·ka·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for embarcation

embarkation


n.

1640s, from French embarcation, noun of action from embarquer (see embark).

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